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A carved wooden face mask with wide open eyes and black organic pigment accented with kaolin clay. Such masks are known as "Dege" and were considered to be mischievous and would play the villain in dance theatre. The mask appears to be a genuine example with field use. The mask has been professionally mounted to a custom display stand. The mask measures 11 x 7 inches ( 19.5 inches on custom display stand) Shipping weight of 6 lbs.


Well weathered and worn, good condition.

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A Dogon Dege "Black Monkey" African mask

Estimate $300 - $500May 12, 2018